Tuesday, October 30, 2012

a few products

Don't Worry Be Happy

Sounds easy and people say it like it should be easy. But for some of us (including me) not worrying and therefore being happy sometimes becomes a struggle. I like to keep my blog positive but I also want to use it at times to help focus the negative thoughts that pop into a persons (my) head. These thoughts hold us back in times of anxiety.

So I've been reading The Art of Happiness, which is written from a series on interviews with the HH Dalai Lama. A very sensible man. Here are two quotes that are so true:
I've found that sincere motivation acts as an antidote to reduce fear and anxiety. (pg226)

If there is a solution to the problem. there is no need to worry. If there is no solution, there is no sense in worrying either. (pg 229).

This video might just make you smile .

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Christmas Ornament Swap 2012

Hello there,
Would you like to receive 4 beautiful handmade ornaments for your Christmas tree? Yes of course you would. 

Myself and two blogger friends, Sara (who organised it) @ while the children sleep and Holly @ Holly Made (both whom I know in real life) participated in a Christmas Ornament Swap last year. I'm going to organise it this year. (Sara now of Swings & Roundabouts fame is going to participate and Holly of Oli e Lui fame is too busy making gorgeous children's clothes to make ornaments).

Many of you told me you really enjoyed receiving little parcels of ornaments (love) and enjoyed staring at their Christmas Tree. 
Here is a link to some of the ornament goodness that was swapped last year. There were lots of hearts and here's another cute one: 

Here's the details:
Participants will be put into groups of four people, and you will "swap" ornaments. That means making four handmade ornaments, one for yourself, and three more for each of the other members of your group. I will be send the postage details of the others in your group and you need to post them an ornament by the 30th November. I will not send your address to anyone else. Resulting in four beautiful ornaments. 

How to Join:
If you would like to take part in this swap, this is what you need to do:
Please email your:
  • Name
  • Address
  • Email address (please include your email, otherwise I have to go and search for it:)
  • Blog or facebook page link if you have one
to my email address, agreenandsometimesbluelife at gmail dot com by the 31st October. 

What to make: 
You needn't be a crafter to make something that you and others will love. 
 You can use any craft technique as long as it has a Christmas ornament theme. They can be made from anything ..... natural things, wool, felt, buttons, beads, fabric, paper.....I have a stash of crafty stuff so please ask if you need something.

For some inspiration please check out my Christmas Board on pinterest here and look at the blog posts under the name Christmas for ideas. 

Saturday, October 20, 2012

a green living shampoo

I've been hanging out to share this green living tip for a while. I started using this simple shampoo replacement a couple of months ago by combining one tablespoon of baking soda with two tablespoons of water. It doesn't foam and is different to 'normal' shampoo but it really does make your hair feel clean and SO shiny. Baking Soda doesn't strip your hair of its natural oils, but simply removes dirt from your hair. 

If you don't believe me check these sites out:


Now I just need to try out the apple cider vinegar conditioner these sites talk about too!
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